From the land of the Red & Green Chilis, New Mexico’s Wake Self has always kept it elevated, from his own emcee name, to projects called the “Heal’em Tour,” or his last album titled “Good Things Happen To Those Who Wake“- his message is always progressive.

The Roswell native’s brand new video “Still Love Her,” a reference to Common’s classic 1994 joint “I Used to Love H.E.R.” is no exception. This funky new DJ Young Native produced track features J Dilla’s mother, Ma Dukes, on the intro and appears on Wake Self’s upcoming album, Malala, named after Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, the young Pakistani activist.

Beyond the homage to recent geniuses like Dilla, the whole track is a heart felt tribute to hop-hop pioneer’s and the torch carrying soldiers that Wake himself studied while he was coming up.

When things fell apart it made the stakes high/ Hip hop ain’t dead but the radio’s a grave site/and this is the mass resurrection for those half steppin  – Wake Self

wake self de la cover

Advertisements

rap with us

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s